cat's-got-the-cream expression =?
The assistant producer sidled up to me with a distinctly cat's-got-the-cream expression on her face. 'Phil Vickery fancies you,' she said. 'Oh, really?' I said. 'Which one's he?'
'You know, the one you call the osteopath.'
Phil Vickery had joined the Ready Steady Cook team about a year after me. But, odd as it might seem, I had never really noticed him. When you're in the depths of despair, as I was with three young children and a dying marriage, coping is about all you can manage.
Thank you for your reply. I suppose most Chinese cats do not eat cream or cream pie.
Can people understand me if I use the phrase in spoken or writing English? I had done the research via Google but found little usefulness about it.
Thank you for your answer again.
Then I'd like to drop it from my inventory of vocabuary.
*I'm cheating here, because I used it to describe a cat who had been given some out-of-date cream to eat up (it was slightly joking), but the fact that I used it at all shows that it is used - though referring to people.